Compass Box is a producer, bottler and marketer of a creative range of blended Scotch whiskies. Compass Box Whisky was founded in 2000 by American entrepreneur John Glaser, a former marketing director at Johnnie Walker. John Glaser’s laurels include being a five-time recipient of Whiskey Advocate’s Innovator of the Year award. While Glaser has had his disagreements with the Scotch Whisky establishment over the years, he’s gone from being a rebel to being one of the industry’s most respected whiskymakers. Jill Boyd began blending whisky for Compass Box in 2017 and was joined by James Saxon in 2019 and both are building reputations for creativity within the industry.
Compass Box Artist Blend is a tribute to Edinburgh and all of the painters and performers, writers and restaurateurs, who call it home. Scotland’s capital city and Scotch whisky are both ideal platforms from which to create beautiful things.
The vibrancy of Artist Blend will please the palates of the most discerning single malt enthusiasts, while exacting bartenders will appreciate its versatility.
They have suffused Artist Blend with fruitiness and texture, seeking out fragrant malt whiskies (approximately 55% of the recipe) from the Highlands of Scotland. By combining these with Lowland grain whiskies matured in first fill ex-Bourbon barrels, Artist Blend boasts a creaminess and lushness that makes it one of the most invigorating and pleasurable styles of Scotch whisky.
Whether sipped neat, used as the base for a cocktail, or paired with other tasty morsels, take your inspiration from the artist on the front of the label and allow your creative impulses free rein